Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Pitsunda Cathedral | Abkhazia

The Pitsunda Cathedral is a Georgian Orthodox Cathedral located in the de facto independent Republic of Abkhazia. Pitsunda Cathedral was built at the end of the 10th century by King Bagrat III of Georgia.

Abkhazia is a de facto sovereign state in the South Caucasus on the eastern coast of the Black Sea. Its population is around 250,000 and the capital is Sukhumi.

Abkhazia declared independence in 1999 but is not recognized internationally except by a few countries. Abkhazia together with Transnistria, Nagorno-Karabakh, and South Ossetia are post-Soviet "frozen conflict" zones.


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